Adding to its grandness, the house has a verandah running around most sides this is perhaps more of a Hamptons touch.
In another departure, a Cape Cod home might have a fairly square footprint. Here the constraints of the site, which doglegs around another property, means it only really opens up at the beachfront end.
"Naturally, the layout of the rooms responds to the elongated design, with the living spaces downstairs and master bedroom upstairs in prime end positions to soak in the sea views," says Wilson.
"However, while the living areas and master suite open out to the beach scenery, a conservatory room extends back to one side. This creates a semi-enclosed, rear shelter for a loggia a private al fresco living area perfect for when the seaward-side of the home is subject to onshore wind and rain or the gaze of beachgoers."
From these front ground floor spaces, the house ranges back to a central staircase void, a library and a guest room, with a large sports room behind and an annexed triple garage. Halfway between garage and loggia, stands the entry, enhanced by formal landscaping by Robin Shafer, and providing an apt approach. Upstairs, behind the master suite there is a retreat, the staircase void, and further bedrooms.